Yates Mill hike/Lake Wheeler kayak


Historic Yates Mill County Park - Raleigh, NC
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.

Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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We'll first hike the trails of Yates Mill for about an hour, then drive 2 miles south on Lake Wheeler Road to Lake Wheeler Park (6404 Lake Wheeler Road). There you can rent single or double kayaks or canoes for $5 per hour. If you bring your own kayak the launch fee is $4 per day for Raleigh residents, $6 per day for non residents and $2 per day for seniors (age 62 and up) or veterans. This is an excellent lake for beginning kayakers but enjoyable for all. There are lots of birds including great blue herons, green herons, egrets, occasional eagle sitings. If you are not hiking but plan to join us for the kayaking part, please put that in the comments and plan to meet us at the boathouse at approx 10:10. Wear sunscreen and bring water. I will send contact info the evening before. I will probably stay on the lake for just an hour but you are welcome to stay out as long as you like. There are picnic tables and rocking chairs on the boat deck and I plan to bring a lunch to enjoy after our time out on the lake. Kayaks are rented out on a first come basis. Please be flexible about taking a double or single or even possibly a canoe if necessary. If the camp takes out the kayaks we might even have to take paddle boats.